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'TextMyFood' Gets Your Waiter's Attention, via Text Message

The next time you find yourself trying to get the attention of a flighty waitress at a crowded restaurant, you might want to put down your hand and pull out your cell phone. Some restaurants have begun implementing a program called 'TextMyFood,' a service that allows patrons to directly communicate with their servers via text message. With 'TextMyFood,' customers can place orders, ask questions,...

See Photos of WikiLeaks' James Bond-Like Data Headquarters

Share If you thought Julian Assange and his team of WikiLeakers were wreaking global havoc from some decrepit, dank basement in northern Europe, guess again. The Daily Mail recently ran some photos of the Pionen data center -- a cave carved out of granite under Stockholm's Vita Berg Park, where WikiLeaks reportedly houses all of its files. And, as you can see, the photos are pretty unbelievable....

Weather Balloon Servers Could Take Pirate Party to the Air

One would think that the first place the Pirate Party would go to avoid the authorities would be international waters, but the copyright-flouting movement is thinking of ditching the sea for the clouds. According to Forbes's Andy Greenberg, the Pirate Party has announced its intention to launch a server via weather balloon in order to escape any legislation threatening its operation on the Earth's...

HP Claims Cow Manure Could Power Server Farms

Oddly enough, cow manure could be a possible solution for technology companies looking for cheaper real estate and electricity. According to The New York Times, a paper written by Hewlett-Packard engineers proposes that tech companies build facilities near dairy farms and use biogas, which is a type of methane created from cow manure, to power their server farms. HP claims that 10,000 cows could...

Google Addresses Yesterday's Gmail Outage

Google's Gmail service crashed yesterday afternoon at approximately 2:30 p.m. Eastern time, blocking users from their accounts for approximately 100 minutes. While this isn't the first outage to affect the e-mail service, Google representatives quickly issued an apologetic public statement yesterday, explaining exactly what occurred. Ben Treynor, Google's Engineering and Site Reliability Czar,...

15 Year Old Arrested After Allegedly Hacking into School Server

A 15-year-old student at Shenendehowa Central School in New York State has been slammed with three felony charges for hacking into a school's server. Information is slowly coming out, but it appears the student allegedly gained access to the personal records (stored in poorly configured security system) of 250 school employees in the district . The district's server (containing vulnerable...

Save and Share Everything With Windows Home Server

It's a little early in the product life to declare Windows Home Server a failure or a success yet, but this holiday season is shaping up to be the first real test of its market viability. Windows Home Sever is an offshoot of the company's enterprise platform for Web and file hosting designed with consumer in mind. Essentially, it's a system that will automatically backup several computers...

Artists Stuff Dead Frog With a Computer

The bizarre things people do in the name of art. Like, for example, jamming a functioning computer into the carcass of a frog, then suspending said frog in clear liquid. We've decided to spare you the more graphic pictures. Of course, stuffing dead animals with inappropriate objects and displaying them is old hat. The trick to making an art installation truly unwholesome is to add...

Don't Mess With Sun

Moving your company to cheap new office space in downtown Baghdad? Sun Microsystems has you covered with Project Blackbox, a prototype datacenter built inside of a giant metal shipping container. It's a 'portable,' instant computing infrastructure (space for up to 500 CPUs) that can be quickly and easily deployed anywhere. And it's no coincidence that this monster shares its name with the...